Description: A deciduous tree, native to Asia and tropical America. It is planted in warm temperate and tropical regions around the world. The bead tree has also been known to survive in areas north of Zone 7b. The tree has medical uses and the wood is used for carpentry. Also known as Chinaberry, Pride-of-India, Pride-of-China, Persian Lilac, Indian L., Paradise Tree, Syrian B.T. , and Japanese B.T.
USDA Zone: 5-9
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 199800136
Source: Smith BG - '97 Index Seminum
Accession Date: 09-28-1998
Bench: 1204 - AUS:North Bench E
Currently: active - new growth
Qty: 2 confirmed on 09-12-2017
Poisonous Plant Parts - Not for Human Consumption Fruits are poisonous to humans if eaten in quantity. The toxins are neurotoxins and unidentified resins, found mainly in the fruits.